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Highest Paying Cities for Postsecondary Physics Teachers

The top 100 highest paying cities for postsecondary physics teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of postsecondary physics teachers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $166,740, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for postsecondary physics teachers. It is followed by Rochester, New York (average annual salary $134,700). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of postsecondary physics teachers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Postsecondary Physics Teachers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$166,740
100
2 Rochester, New York
$134,700
200
3 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$122,040
310
4 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$119,380
70
5 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$118,570
50
6 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$118,300
120
7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$117,110
230
8 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$115,530
420
9 Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida
$113,630
30
10 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida
$112,800
30
11 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$109,120
70
12 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$106,620
110
13 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$105,530
120
14 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$104,050
720
15 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$103,130
1,130
16 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$103,060
310
17 Columbus, Ohio
$100,670
110
18 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$98,850
50
19 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$97,590
380
20 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$97,260
100
21 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$97,140
180
22 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$96,900
110
23 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$96,790
30
24 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
$93,230
70
25 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$93,230
70
26 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$92,000
420
27 Honolulu, Hawaii
$91,910
50
28 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$91,000
340
29 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$90,750
430
30 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$90,470
70
31 Worcester, Massachusetts
$89,440
60
32 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$89,340
500
33 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$87,080
70
34 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$86,970
80
35 Springfield, Massachusetts
$86,560
90
36 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$86,070
90
37 Richmond, Virginia
$85,430
50
38 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$85,090
70
39 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$84,900
50
40 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$84,200
80
41 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$84,150
170
42 Syracuse, New York
$82,890
50
43 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$82,880
170
44 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$82,870
70
45 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$81,880
180
46 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$81,780
360
47 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$80,570
330
48 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$80,350
90
49 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$80,120
100
50 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$80,080
280
51 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$79,910
50
52 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$78,620
30
53 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$78,290
40
54 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$77,340
100
55 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$77,010
240
56 Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama
$76,880
30
57 Lincoln, Nebraska
$75,780
40
58 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$75,060
40
59 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$75,050
30
60 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$74,700
40
61 Kansas City, Missouri
$74,120
30
62 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$73,890
160
63 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$73,700
140
64 Memphis, Tennessee
$73,510
40
65 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$73,470
90
66 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$73,160
280
67 Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Florida
$72,910
70
68 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$72,380
120
69 New Haven, Connecticut
$71,880
60
70 East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$71,280
40
71 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$70,850
80
72 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$70,760
40
73 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$70,420
120
74 St Louis, Missouri
$70,060
80
75 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$69,290
80
76 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$68,660
40
77 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$68,610
120
78 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$68,020
60
79 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$67,280
n/a
80 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$66,830
50
81 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$66,350
80
82 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$64,630
40
83 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$64,580
130
84 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$63,970
100
85 Dayton, Ohio
$61,750
60
86 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$60,210
40
87 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$52,270
30
88 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$51,320
30
89 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$50,380
40
90 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$48,640
40
91 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$46,770
50
See also: Highest paying industries for postsecondary physics teachers.